The Homiletical Cart & The Hermeneutical Horse

It’s as ironic as it is frightening—a biblical text that preachers are suitably familiar with, as well as celebrate, is also one they are tempted to butcher weekly. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be [Read More…]

A Lutheran Theology of Sanctification

What I hear when listening to a Lutheran explain Sanctification: [Read more…]

Why The Reformation Still Matters: An Interview with Gregg Allison

I recently sat down with Dr. Gregg Allison. Gregg is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Gregg recently co-authored a book titled The Unfinished Reformation, with Chris Castaldo. In December Gregg agreed to sit down with me to discuss his new book, as we at Redeemer Church had [Read More…]

500 Years Later: Why The Reformation Still Matters

The year 2017 is not just another year. Not for Protestant Christians. It’s no more just another year then it is just another year for a married couple to enter into their 40th year of marriage. Yes, it’s mathematically only one more year, but its significance is much larger. This year, 2017, marks the 500th [Read More…]

The Sufficiency of Scripture & Homosexuality

The influx of acceptance for the practice of homosexual marriage and lifestyle is the most direct and potent attack on the sufficiency of Scripture today. Every month more “Evangelical” pastors, teachers, leaders, and bloggers publically confess their change of mind regarding today’s moral revolution. Most Bible-believing Christians who hold the historical and biblical view of [Read More…]

We Can’t Walk To Christ!

The Reformation is not over. The “Protestant” church today has declined back into many of the heretical doctrines of the past. If the reformers were alive today and they walked into the average American church, they would see and hear very little Protestant theology. This clip is from Redeemer Church (Bellevue, WA) on the first [Read More…]

D.A. Carson’s “Subtle Ways to Abandon the Authority of Scripture”

In May 2016 D.A. Carson delivered a lecture at the Basics Conference in Cleveland, OH. His title was “Subtle Ways to Abandon the Authority of Scripture.” In this lecture, Carson does not concentrate on the arguments of skeptics, who intentionally cast doubt on the inerrancy and credibility of Scripture. Rather, he gives ten subtle ways [Read More…]

The Pseudo-Gospel Treadmill

  How would you feel if every time your child messed up, got in trouble, failed a test or sinned against you, they resolved to pay you back? They tried to please you with work or gifts. They tried to gain favor by serving. They felt as though your love and your acceptance would only [Read More…]

Which Jesus Do You Want?

When Pilate gave the crowd the choice between Jesus and Barabbas, they chose to free Barabbas and crucify Jesus. Why? Why would they choose to have a murderer and thief freed and the one who claimed to be the Son of God crucified? The answer is as simple as it is haunting—they chose the Jesus [Read More…]

Tim Kaine’s Willful Ignorance

Last Saturday night, Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine addressed a 4,000-person audience at the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. This dinner has little to do with fighting for human rights, it’s not really about fighting anything at all—it’s a celebration of gay rights. Although Senator Kaine is a self-proclaimed “devout catholic,” he opined [Read More…]